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12-30-2012, 11:09 AM
Curses & prophecies
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Metallurg's MHL team and KHL team have different goalie coaches - Nikolay Mishin and Dmitry Kuroshin, respectively.

Bryzgalov is known for not being a KHL fan, so I wouldn't look too deply into his words. However, he has his opinion: he played for years in the AHL and developed there. Obviously his AHL time happened when state of hockey in Russia wasn't comparable to today's.
Also, there is a big difference between the AHL and the CHL: professional hockey vs junior hockey, NHL team system vs some Canadian kids club. Makarov's case obviously will cool many kids dreaming about coming to the NHL through the CHL and draft, while Bobrovsky's way show that you can get invited not only by AHL, but an NHL team if you have talent, even if you weren't drafted and never played in the CHL. KHL gives a professional experience, just like the AHL does, the CHL does not.

Bobrovsky's also had a rare opportunity to play a big role on Metallurg. And in the end, KHL teams are much more willing to sign for big money some guy from the AHL than some guy from the MHL...

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